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K-State Today

May 1, 2013

Chapter of the year: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity earns regional honor

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Alpha Kappa Psi

Kansas State University's chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi is the best in the Midwest. The fraternity has received the 2012-2013 Midwest Provincial Chapter of the Year.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. was founded at the University of Indiana in 1911 and is dedicated to the principles of achievement through a truly domestic fraternity. The Provincial Chapter of the Year award is the highest honor Kappa Alpha Psi gives to a chapter in its Midwest province, which includes Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska and part of Arkansas. The chapter is now eligible to compete for Kappa Alpha Psi's National Chapter of the Year award, which is awarded in August.

The fraternity has participated in many service events on the Kansas State University campus and in the Manhattan community throughout the year, which helped to earn the Provincial Chapter the Year honor. Members have hosted study sessions and school supply and toy drives, participated in community cleanups and provided mentoring at the Douglass Community Center and the Manhattan Boys and Girls Club, among other activities.

Members of Kappa Alpha Psi at Kansas State University include:

Garrick Robinson, senior in marketing, Leawood.

From Wichita: Landon Breckenridge, sophomore in computer science; Gabriel Falo, senior in finance; Kerry Gooch, junior in political science; Gabriel Jordan, freshman in chemistry; and Orlando Williams, senior in psychology.

From out of state:

Ed Brown, junior in sociology, Bradenton, Fla.; Michael Mitchell, junior in computer engineering, Kansas City, Mo.; Davonte Anderson, sophomore in business administration, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Steven West, sophomore in marketing, Fort Worth, Texas; and Blake Myers, sophomore in mechanical engineering and Matthew Myers, junior in mechanical engineering, both from Grand Prairie, Texas; and Kevin Burnett, junior in agribusiness, Plano, Texas.